What is the role of psychoanalysis in today's world?
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presents a selection of papers written by Hanna Segal. The collection introduces the reader to a wide spectrum of insights into psychoanalysis, ranging from current thoughts on the nature of dreaming to new ideas about vision and disillusionment. Her long interest in factors affecting war is pursued in her examination of the psychotic factors, symbolic significance and psychological impact of the events of September the 11th, and the ensuing war on Iraq.
The second half of the book discusses Segal's presentations to conferences and symposia from 1969-2000, this material is split into six sections:
Models of the mind and mental processes
Segal on Klein
Segal on Bion
Envy and narcissism
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a masterly contribution to the field. Segal's clarity of thought and striking clinical illustrations make the book accessible to those new to the field as well as those acquainted with her seminal work.
Hanna Segal is an internationally renowned psychoanalyst. She has served as President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Vice President of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the University of London. Her earlier publications include The Work of Hanna Segal and Psychoanalysis, Literature and War. Nicola Abel-Hirsch is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice in London. She teaches in the UK and Taiwan and her publications include a work on the life instinct, Eros. Roy Schafer is a psychoanalyst in New York City. He has also served as Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the University of London, and as Vice president of the International Psychoanalytical Association. His many publications include the Contemporary Kleinians of London.